TV Week Logie Award
|Awarded for||Exellence in Australian television|
|Presented by||TV Week|
|Location||Palladium Ballroom, Crown Casino (Melbourne, Victoria)|
|First awarded||January 15, 1959|
The Logie Awards are the Australian television industry awards, which have been presented annually since 1959. TV WEEK is a weekly Television Magazine in Australia, first published as a Melbourne -only publication in 1957 (as For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex is a Casino and entertainment precinct on the south bank of the Yarra River, in Melbourne, Australia Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 Events 588 BC - Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah 's reign The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Television in Australia began as early as 1934 in Brisbane with experimental transmissions by amateur station VK4CM Renamed by Graham Kennedy after he won the first 'Star Of The Year' award , the name 'Logie' awards honours John Logie Baird who invented television as a practical medium. Graham Cyril Kennedy, AO ( 15 February 1934 &ndash 25 May 2005) was an Australian radio television and Film John Logie Baird (August 13 1888 – June 14 1946 was a Scottish engineer and inventor of the world's first working television system Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Awards are given in many categories, but the most widely-publicised and prestigious award is the Gold Logie, which is awarded to the 'most popular personality on Australian television'.
Home and Away is the most successful programme in Logies history, having won 31 awards since it premiered in 1988. Home and Away (also commonly abbreviated in writing to H&A) is a Logie Award -winning Australian Soap opera that has been A Country Practice follows as the second most successful programme, having won 30 awards throughout its twelve year run. A Country Practice was one of the longest-running Australian Television drama series Notable achievements then include: Blue Heelers (25 Logies) and Neighbours (22 Logies). Blue Heelers was a long-running Australian police drama series which depicted the lives of the police officers stationed at the fictional Mt Neighbours is a long-running multiple Logie Award -winning Australian Soap opera, which first aired in March 1985
The first awards, known as the TV Week Awards, were instigated by TV Week after they released the first voting coupons in TV Week magazine in late 1958, two years after the introduction of television in Australia. With no formal awards ceremony and restricted to Melbourne television personalities only, the first awards were presented on January 15, 1959 on an edition of Graham Kennedy's In Melbourne Tonight. Events 588 BC - Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah 's reign The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In Melbourne Tonight, otherwise known as " IMT " was a variety and interview television show produced at GTV-9 Melbourne Kennedy later introduced the name 'Logie' after the middle name of John Logie Baird, and in 1960 the awards were renamed the Logie Awards. In the same year, the first Gold Logie, equivalent to the Star of the Year Award presented in 1959, was presented.
In 1962, Lorrae Desmond became the first woman to win a Gold Logie. Lorrae Desmond MBE (born Beryl Hunt on 2 October 1932 in Mittagong, New South Wales) is an Australian actress
In 1967, three Gold Logies were won.
In 1984 the first Hall of Fame Logie was introduced by TV Week to recognise outstanding and continued contribution to television by an individual or a program.
Many of the Logie categories are voted by the readers of TV Week magazine using coupons in the magazine and online forms. TV WEEK is a weekly Television Magazine in Australia, first published as a Melbourne -only publication in 1957 (as SMS (short message service) was introduced in 2006. Thus, the majority of Logie Awards are fan awards. Fans in Little Italyjpg|thumb|right|Fans in Little Italy Manhattan celebrating the victory of the Italian association football team after the 2006 FIFA World Cup]][[Image Wm-oly-de-cr The readership of TV Week is a relatively small proportion of the Australian population, and skews heavily to teenage girls.  The 'Most Outstanding' categories are voted on by a jury comprising members of the Australian TV industry and are thus industry awards.
In 2008, internet votes could be cast for the first time. 
To be eligible to receive a Logie, a programme must be Australian produced, set in Australia and have a predominantly Australian cast. Although in other years there has been a Logie for Most Popular Foreign Programme, this award was not part of the 2007 or 2008 awards.
People eligible for a Logie must have appeared on an Australian-produced show that was broadcast on Australian television in the previous year. It's unknown whether someone who isn't an Australian but appears on an Australian-produced show that was broadcast on Australian television can be eligible for the award.
There are long-held suspicions that network publicists engage in mass voting to rig the results. However, no hard evidence has emerged for this, other than the experiment by the satirical newspaper The Chaser, who nearly caused low-profile SBS newsreader Anton Enus to win the Gold Logie. The Chaser was a newspaper published in Australia by political satire group The Chaser from 1999 to 2005 The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS is one of two government-funded Australian Public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the Anton Enus is a South African born Australian News presenter for SBS television. They did so by getting their small readership to buy copies of TV Week and vote for Enus for the award. While the attempt failed (narrowly, according to reports), their failure gives some cause for the widespread derision in the industry (particularly the 'quality' end) towards the popular-vote awards. 
The Logies ceremony is televised, and has generally become more elaborate in recent years. The awards are now held in a ballroom in Melbourne's Crown Casino (rather than a theatre, which is common for the Emmy Awards and Academy Awards). Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex is a Casino and entertainment precinct on the south bank of the Yarra River, in Melbourne, Australia "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Dinner is served just before the ceremony and alcoholic drinks are served during the ceremony.
Bert Newton has been strongly associated with the history of the Logies. Albert Watson "Bert" Newton, AM, MBE, (born 23 July 1938) is an Australian Television, Radio, As well as winning the Gold Logie several times, he hosted the awards a total of 18 times. He has also performed in well-received guest appearances. One notable appearance was with Muhammad Ali as co-presenter in 1979. Biography Early life Cassius Clay Jr was born on January 17 1942 Newton made a comment "I like the boy!" (in reference to a series of TV advertisements Bert had recently done), that was seen as racist by Ali, although this was not Newton's intention. Ali was upset at the comment and a full apology was issued by Newton and the Awards producers. In 1973, American actor Michael Cole generated controversy after accepting an award while observedly drunk, uttering the word "shit" in a short, incoherent acceptance speech. This article is about The Mod Squad actor Michael Cole For the WWE announcer see Michael Cole. This was the first time that the word has been said on Australian television. 
GTV-9/Nine Network is strongly associated with the history of the Logies, particularly since the parent company Publishing and Broadcasting Limited now also owns TV Week. GTV (General Television Corporation is a Television station in Melbourne, Australia owned by the Nine Network. The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney Nine has hosted the awards a total of 35 times. Public voting for the awards begins in early February while the ceremony itself is in late March or early April, depending when Easter falls any given year. Easter ( Greek: Πάσχα Pascha or Pasxa) is the most important religious feast in the Christian Liturgical year.
Logies are currently awarded in the following categories: